Friday, February 20, 2009

Mindless Self-Indulgence

Hello All - I haven't wrote one of these in a while. I've been extremely busy. So busy in fact that I haven't "stuck to my guns" with the whole eat better and workout plan. I gave in and ate some pizza the other day. Pizza is one of my favorite things, Some people say things like "I'm burnt out on pizza" or "I'm sick of eating pizza", I have never and will never utter those words from my lips. Also, I have missed working out for the last two weeks, I'm still eating pretty good though (besides the whole pizza debacle), and I'm keeping some of the weight off - I've lost a total of 25 pounds since December.

*Spoiler alert* - Tom is now going to talk about his underpants.

So, For valentines day - I bought my wife a single reeses peanut butter heart, because she loves them and she is on a diet too. And I tried to make it seem like that's all that I got her. Then later I told her that the rest of her gift was in the back room, It was a bottle of wine, a fleece blanket and a box of the reeses things. So then she gives me my present (that I told her not to buy). Underwear. I know what your thinking that this is some erotic male lingerie but it's not -ok. Just plain old underwear - I needed some - but at first I thought, Why? It's not that I hated them, but if I would have bought her a bag of grandma's Walmart specials for valentines day, she would've probably been mad.

Anyway's - I finally opened up my gift and wore them today, and I have to say that they are the most comfortable underwear that I have ever owned.

Ok - sorry for the long blog today. One more topic: The band that I'm in (The Michael Blair Project) has an upcoming show. I however will not be at this particular show, I will be out of town that weekend. But, at this show we will be promoting another show on April 4th at The Modern Exchange with some other pretty sweet bands (I promise that there will be no screaming, besides the shear volume of all 4 of our applauding fans). So tell your friend's and your uncle's and your uncle's uncle's.
Here's all the info:

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Let's Talk About Random Question Saturday's (Multiple Choice Edition), Loudly, and on Our Cell Phone's, While Sitting in a Crowded Restaurant

This Random Multiple Choice Question Saturday is inspired by an event that happened on Thursday when I was at lunch.

The guy sitting right behind us was, what we in the biz call, a "Loud Talker". He was talking on his cell phone as loud as he could, for our entire meal. It was very annoying. So here you go:

What would you do in this situation?

A. Pull him up out of his seat by his shirt and slam him up against the wall and scream: Shut Up!
B. When you're done eating, politely ask him to talk quieter on his phone when he's in Subway.
C. Grab his phone, turn it off and then drop it in the middle of his table in a "Drumline" fashion. And then just walk away, ignoring anything that he says.
D. Do nothing because you're afraid of confrontation with strangers.

My friend Jim, a very outgoing person, opted for B.

I choose D.

~~ Tear ~~

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

This Type Of Thinking (Could Do Us In)

Verse 1:
I see the same lady driving the same green escort and least once a week on Eureka Rd. She has a "Princess" sticker on her bumper and she is usually doing something else in her car while driving, (don't we all) like eating or singing. Do other people pay this much attention to people? Or is it just me?

Is it weird that I find myself questioning whether or not it is acceptable to order a large "Black" coffee when 90% of the employee's at the Timmy H that I go to are African American.

Verse 2:
I see the same guy standing at the Smartbus bus stop almost every morning on my way to work. I notice him because he is a server at the Southgate Red Robin and we call him "Chocolate Rain" because he looks like Tay Zonday, who sings "Chocolate Rain" on YouTube. Chocolate Rain guy, If you ever read this, I'm not trying to offend you - but you really do look like him.

Maybe I should order my coffee "Regular" - Suggesting that it is regular to be black.

I forgot how old I was the other day - I had to ask my wife if I was 24 or 25. If I would have done the math, I could have figured it out.

I find myself forgetting lots of stuff lately. The beginnings of Alzheimer's and dementia scares me - despite distancing myself from aluminum. (It's been linked to causing both of those diseases)

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Little Miss Understood

So Apparently my b-word, "One Too Many Mornings", was misunderstood by some. I guess that you all thought that my chiropractor is horrible for some reason. Well, it wasn't written right, it came out wrong - or with little explanation. So here's the ex-plan-a-tion:

I have had back problems ever since I worked at FedEx in 2002. When I started going to Odette chiropractic in 2003, I had 2 pinched nerves in my back. I was seeing another chiropractor until he left Odette's somewhere around 2004 - that's when I started seeing Dr. Nick. Now, years later he has his own practice in Newport and I drive down to his office once a month or so for a visit. Anyways, If you know anything about chiropractic, then you would know that the pain does not "vanish" after an adjustment. It takes a little bit of time. So for those of you who didn't get that(Adam Gorsline) - there's your ex-plan-a-tion. Dr. Nick is awesome and I know it's a bit of a drive, but, if your thinking about going to a chiropractor, he's the best.

P.S. Be sure to visit Adam's blog here - it's very very interesting. There are NO misunderstandings, at all.

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Every Day is Opposite Day in the Mitten

There is a simple traffic law in the United States: Keep right, Pass on the left. It's so very very simple to do, and yet drivers, generally of the Michigan kind, don't get it. In fact, they do the opposite. They stay left, forcing other cars to pass them -- on the right.

This is not a rant about how I just want people out of my way on the commute into work, I even find myself guilty of breaking this law this sometimes. I understand how this could be easily confused with a "Everyone is wrong" kind of attitude - but it's not.
Following this simple rule allows for traffic, on freeways especially, to keep moving and not "jam". It safely allows for an accident that did happen to block part of the road and for traffic to keep moving, and it would drastically decrease the amount of accidents that involve trying to pass on the right, because there wouldn't be any passing on the right.
Here is some info on this subject and a song (annoying) that someone wrote about it.

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Death and all of his Friends

"So come over, just be patient, and don't worry
And don't worry
No I don’t want to battle from beginning to end
I don’t want a cycle of recycled revenge
I don’t want to follow Death and all of his friends"

Today, When I got to work I was informed that one of our employees at our PA branch was killed in a car accident the night before. I had only met this person once and had interacted with him a few times via e-mail and on the phone. I really didn't know him at all, but, for some reason it hit me like a ton of bricks. I couldn't stop thinking about him all day, and about how uncertain life is. One minute you are working like crazy and you can barley pay your bills and your fighting with your friends and you just think that your life is horrible, and the next minute you could be dead. Then, life, with all of it's troubles, would seam to be a better alternative, right? I guess it's up to interpretation.

What I'm trying say is: I tend to seam dissatisfied with my current situation, whatever it may be, But, that's what life is about. I should be ok with whatever situation I'm in and trust in God no matter what.

"And in the end, We lie awake, and we dream of making our escape "

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Happy Belated Random Question Saturday

Ok - I was really lazy yesterday - for the first time in forever, I watched two movies in one day (No Country For Old Men & The Happening). And an episode of Dexter. And The Red Wings game.

So, Instead of one question, Today we are going to have a triple random question Sunday, Yay! (my answers follow)

1. Do you parallel park or drive around the block?
2. Which shoe do you put on first?
3. If you had to choose to not ever wash your bed sheets again or not wash your bath towel ever again, which would you rather not wash?

1. Parrallel
2. Left
3. Bed sheets